You’re looking for a waist trainer online but you can’t decide which one suits you best.
It can be quite a dilemma. With so many different types of waist trainers online, there’s a lot of things to consider: the size, the material, the length. How do you wear it? By hooking it up? Or zipping it up?
More importantly: is the waist trainer comfortable?
We hear your concerns—that’s why we covered this hot topic on AskWaistlab last week.
Click this link to watch us trying out different waist trainers!
But if you prefer reading, here’s an in-depth post where we compare the four different types of waist trainers in the video.
1) Corset-inspired waist trainer
What it is: A waist trainer with no steel bones at its sides to accommodate women with pear-shaped bodies (i.e wide hips and small waist).
- It’s loose on women who don’t have a pear-shaped body.
- It tends to either fold in or flip up when you sit down.
Why Waistlab’s waist trainer is better: Even with the steel bones at the side, our waist trainer can accommodate all body types. Plus, it won’t fold in or flip up when you sit.
2) Belt waist trainer
What it is: The belt is attached to the waist trainer. Wrap the belt around your waist for a tighter and more secure fit.
- It’s too restrictive. A regular waist trainer is already tight enough so there’s no need for a belt.
- It’s not seamless as the shape of the bulky-looking belt can be seen beneath your clothes. If you’re looking for something discreet, this is not it.
Why Waistlab’s waist trainer is better: Our waist trainers wrap your midsection tightly so there’s no need for an additional belt. If it’s not tight enough, then you either need to move on to the next row of hooks or downsize your waist trainer. Waistlab’s waist trainers are also much more seamless so discretion is assured.
3) Zip waist trainer
What it is: The traditional hook-and-eye mechanism is replaced by a zip. It’s supposedly an easier, more convenient alternative to hooking your waist trainer.
- Easy? Gurl. Zipping it up is not as easy as it looks. Trying to aim the zip into the slider is like inserting a thread through a needle’s eye. Imagine doing this every time you want to wear your waist trainer.
- Zippers tend to get caught in just about anything. If you have excessive tummy fat, the zipper might get caught in your skin. Even if you wear a shirt underneath your waist trainer, the fabric might get caught in the zipper.
- The zip waist trainer folds in when you sit down. It’s very uncomfortable because the hard teeth of the zip pushes into your skin. Ouch.
Why Waistlab’s waist trainer is better: The traditional hook-and-eye mechanism is still the champ. It’s the safest and most secure way of wearing your waist trainer.
4) Sports waist trainer
What it is: A waist trainer with holes. Supposedly this waist trainer is more breathable in hot and humid climates.
- The material is very rubbery. It gets sticky especially once your sweat oozes out of those holes. Ew.
- The concept of having holes for ‘breathability’ is problematic. Think about compression wear—although it’s skin tight, it’s still breathable. This concept applies to waist trainers tool. So don’t end up paying more for a waist trainer that technically has less material.
Why Waistlab’s waist trainer is better: Our waist trainers are tight yet breathable. That’s why so many of our #WomenOfWaistlab love working out in our waist trainers! Also, to activate thermogenesis and amplify your fat burn, your waist needs 100% coverage. So nope, no holes.
Comfort Comes First
Of course, these are all our own subjective opinions. If you happen to use and prefer any of those other waist trainers, good for you!
What matters most at the end is your comfort and whether the waist trainer fits your lifestyle needs.